Non-Publication order made in attorney case

SPM v LWA [2013] QSC 138 is a case I recently appeared in before Henry J.  Injunctions were made restraining certain activity relating to an attempt to revoke a power of attorney. Subsequently, a non-publication order was sought to prevent the identification of the principal.  Orders were made preventing the publication of the identity of the respondent, but … Continue reading Non-Publication order made in attorney case

Compensation claims against attornies – Summary Judgment not available for action commenced by OA

Daubney J held that summary judgement was not available in an action commenced by Originating Application (rather than by Claim and Statement of Claim).  He would however, have dismissed the action on the basis that the claims, brought pursuant to ss.106 and 107 of the Powers of Attorney Act, were not maintainable on the basis … Continue reading Compensation claims against attornies – Summary Judgment not available for action commenced by OA

What you missed at the Enduring Powers of Attorney Intensive

The Enduring Powers of Attorney Intensive hosted by STEP Qld held on  April 3 provided some valuable insights into the use of EPAs and the potential for their misuse. Ten takeaways from this seminar, for members who were not able to attend: Solicitors drafting EPAs should be aware that there may be a risk of disciplinary … Continue reading What you missed at the Enduring Powers of Attorney Intensive